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Bradley University
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  • 4 Year
  • PEORIA, IL

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

1501 W BRADLEY AVE
PEORIA, IL 61625
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
From Bradley University

As a mid-sized university with 5,400 students, Bradley provides students with resources not available at most small colleges including Division I sports, state-of-the art facilities and great academic variety. This size also allows Bradley to offer small classes and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1.

In addition to liberal arts and sciences, academic programs include business, communications, education, engineering, fine and performing arts, health sciences and technology. Innovative and well-recognized programs include cybersecurity, data science, entrepreneurship, game design, music and entertainment industry, direct-entry nursing, sports communication and physical therapy.

Located less than three hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis, the 84-acre campus is located in a historic residential neighborhood just one mile from downtown Peoria; the largest metropolitan area in downstate Illinois.

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Bradley University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1070-1270
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$26,791 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,561 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 52 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 70 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 70 responses

Majors

User Experience at Bradley University

UX encompasses research, analysis, graphic design with insights from psychology, business and new media. As a user experience design major, you learn how to develop user-and-human-centered designs. Courses also introduce you to psychology, behavior performance and physical and cognitive abilities that are especially relevant to design research and thinking.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,508 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
128
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Career-focused
    22%
  • Enthusiasm
    17%
  • Basic
    11%
  • Cliquey
    6%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 87 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Perfect class sizes
    35%
  • Calm and quaint, yet exciting and fun
    28%
  • Big enough and still personal
    17%
  • Interesting
    9%
  • Classy
    4%
  • Convenient
    2%
  • Dull
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 45 responses

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